Showing my age with the title. If you are not familiar with the saying above, that’s okay. Technology has moved on to make it as obsolete as the floppy disk. And that brings me to today’s topic – my life as a writer and the struggle up the Technology Trail.
Last night, I decided to freshen up the WordPress theme, add a photo in the header, and change the color scheme a bit. Not sure if it will stick; I’m still pondering the brightness of it all. I do like the photo – it is a cropped shot of my 1938 Underwood, the one Santa brought down the chimney for me this year. Now all I need is to replace the ribbon and I’ll be good to go. The WordPress editing was easy enough, once I figured out how to do it. The figuring out took me longer than the average bear (sorry, another old saying.)
Meanwhile, I am now, unfortunately by my own design, chained to my netbook, iphone – complete with Siri, two blogs, a novel in progress, a detective novel in the concept stage, a new class in grad school (I really must find that book) and my regular job, where I sit behind a computer all day, taking data and creating information, hopefully useful information.
If there is such a thing as ADD for writers, then I must surely have it.
To paraphrase a “corporate communication” writer friend of mine, I successfully juggle dozens of flaming balls of chaos at work on a daily basis, so these tasks must be easy, right?
Right. So it’s back to the schedule for me. Not sure when I will do what, yet, but I just don’t want to drop anything. One of my blogger acquaintances referenced da Vinci’s statement that “art is never finished, only abandoned” and it keeps sticking in my mind. I will not drop anything, it just might take a bit longer than originally planned, that’s all.
And that’s okay. I have enough stress. And quality beats quantity in everything except hand grenades. And bacon, but I digress…
So as I turn my novel into a modern day steampunk thriller (how’s that for a genre?) and thread the new ribbon on the Underwood, I say this:
Keep writing your wonderful posts!
I now read them daily, thanks to the iPhone WordPress app. Everyone is so positive, you keep me grounded and moving forward.
And that’s what community is all about.
So go ahead. You can turn the channel now and adjust the rabbit ears if you need to do so.